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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <>
Subject Re: Form/Submit tags suggestion
Date Fri, 07 Jul 2000 05:31:02 GMT
Robert Edgar wrote:

> A suggestion,
> The form tag wont acept an onsubmit event and the submit button wont accept
> an onclick event.
> I need to do some processing immediately before submitting the
> form(accumulating 120 checkboxes into a single hidden tag so it can be
> passed to a form property).
> Of course I can just remove the struts submit button and replace with a
> standard button but it would be nice to just be able to us the tags and set
> the events....

Both of these are legal ... it's just that Struts, like all XML applications,
is case sensitive and I chose a different capitalization for these attributes
(see the tags.html file in the "struts-documentation" file for the correct

Try <struts:form ... onSubmit="xxx"/> and <struts:submit ... onClick="xxx"/>.

> Can a form property be somehting other than a string??
> Rob

At the moment it cannot.  On the client side, I don't see a lot of room for
changing this.  However, what I'm interested in exploring is the idea of adding
a "validate" attribute on the input fields like "text" that would generate
JavaScript code to validate things like "this field is required" and "this
field must be a date".  On the server end, though, the parameter values are
still going to come in as strings because of the way that the HTTP protocol
(and the servlet API) are defined.


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